I tried streaming from my PC ovar my LAN from my hard drive-I assume Nero would have tried to transcode it if it needed to be. And as far as the blu ray rip goes, the PS3 didn't even see any files in the "stream" folder on my hard disc.
do you mean streaming over the LAN? or just playing the .m2ts stream from the ripped bluray folder?
I am streaming the .m2ts from the ripped blu ray folder over my LAN, and the ps3 doesn't see the .m2ts files within the "Stream". And it wouldn't matter even if it did because when I was able to play back my footage from my hi def video camera it looked terrible and it was also choppy. So, in other words the ps3 as a media streamer is sub par, at least at this moment.
Mick, your comments are a bit confusing to me. You seem to be referring to two things #1 streaming video to the PS3 and #2 playback/streaming from the PS3, which are 2 different things. If you are "streaming" over the LAN to the PS3, the PC is streaming and the PS3 doesn't need to see the files, it just recieves the video stream and displays it.
You say the PS3 is sub par as a media streamer? That doesn't make sense, the PS3 doesn't act as a media streamer, what would you be streaming to and for what reason?
Here's my 2 cents of actual testing and have had none of the issues Mick has spoke of:
#1 I've streamed video content from my PC to the PS3 using various streaming programs. Once you try to stream say a m2ts from the PC, you're at the mercy of your PC's playback capacity and the program you're using to stream with. Streaming from the PC to the PS3 has many variables and not upto par for me. I don't want to stream from my PC for those many reasons and would revert to buring a DL DVD in BD format for the best playback and video quality. IMHO (which I've done)
#2 Playkback from the PS3: I've played back a ripped m2ts file on the PS3 (no streaming) without a problem, but it's a small size file and the video is great looking in HD and the audio is in sync. I've used NERO (I think) to burn a BD formatted movie clip on a regular DVD from an m2ts file and the PS3 saw it as a BD dvd. Video looked HD, but the audio lagged. So I'm looking into the audio delay issue.
(I hope that helps you clareman)
At this point, only the Tvix 4100/5100 is able to this to some degree. However, a new device has come out that may be able to stream all high def content (Tomacro limHD200i). It appears to have a much more powerful Sigma chip in it, so streaming VC-1/MPEG4 blu ray and HD DVD rips may be possible. All my MPEG2 blu ray rips stream well, but none of the VC-1 or MPEG4 blu ray rips.
Does anyone know if the PS3 will now stream hi def content with the 1.8 update. Streaming has been implemented, but I don't know if it is capable of streaming ripped blu rays. Has anyone out there given it a try?